Dishes come

and dishes go

too many dishes

mar the scene


we pile them high

we pile them low

we stack in rows

in the machine


and when we think

we're finally done

another dish

someone will bring


re-stacked and packed

no end it seems

paper plates appeal

far less to clean


with paper plates

good for one meal

there's nothing left

to which grub clings


and nothing more

to put away

our dishplay done

with joy we sing.


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Don Matthews

Tue 8th Oct 2019 15:10

Guess pink shorts not in fashion and I gotta go with the fashion else Thalia will disown me.

Take them right back now!!

OK pet whimper whimper....😎

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Ruth O'Reilly

Tue 8th Oct 2019 15:04

Don, I really think a nice crisp pink shirt on a Man can be very attractive.... But not pink shorts. Even Thailia will ban you from wearing them😀

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Don Matthews

Tue 8th Oct 2019 14:53

Ruth, MC, I'm in a spin
I really did like blue
Now maybe I should wear pink shorts?
To please both me and you?....😋

Seriously, our Premier wore pink shorts back in the dim dark past. A very 'with it' leader...

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Ruth O'Reilly

Tue 8th Oct 2019 14:43

d.knape good poem, I love when you can create content from the mundane like that. could always do as the Greeks do and smash those plates 😁

M.C & Don that Pink and Blue association always fascinates me. I've heard that pink was a male colour of war before the 1920's as it is just a lighter shade of blood red. Blue on the other hand is mainly calming and more feminine, The Virgin Mary is painted wearing blue & white.

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 8th Oct 2019 14:27

Paper plates can be recycled - hurrah! But plastic cutlery...that's
another matter (so to speak).
Don - it surprised me to read that a century or more ago, pink
and blue were reversed for use as colours chosen for infants. Not
sure when blue became identified with boys.

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Don Matthews

Tue 8th Oct 2019 14:15

Dishplay dk sounds like a fun game
Pink ones for girls, blue for boys
We sit at the table eat cookies
With pink and with blue plates, our toys

And matching nifes and fawks our mummy bought for us......😋


Tue 8th Oct 2019 13:05

We do the dishes
for the Missus
who cooks our meals
which are delicious,
if we do well
we reap the kisses
and now you know
just what dish bliss is!


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